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My Favourites

Early Modern scholars discuss their favourite primary and secondary sources...

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My Favourites – Prof. Karen O’Brien

10:33, Fri 21 Oct 2011

Karen O'Brien
Professor Karen O’Brien, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Birmingham and formally professor of English at the University of Warwick, discusses her favourite primary and secondary sources including; Edward Gibbon, The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788), Ernst Cassirer, Philosophie der Aufklärung, (1932) (The philosophy of the enlightenment, translated from the German by Fritz C. A. Koelln and James P. Pettegrove in 1951) and Mark Salber Phillips, Society and Sentiment: genres of historical writing in Britain, 1740-1820, (2000).

For more information on these sources and the history of the Enlightenment see professor O’Brien’s books: Narratives of Enlightenment: Cosmopolitan History from Voltaire to Gibbon (Cambridge University Press, 1997) and Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

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